Sources close to the Riverside County Jail have confirmed that a carjacking suspect that was arrested in Murietta last weekend is being detained on $500,000 bail bonds.
His accomplice is also behind bars.
The 40 year-old former teacher and his 24 year-old former student have pleaded not guilty to the charges, which include robbery, carjacking, elder abuse and others. If the pair is convicted they each face up to 11 years in state prison.
The suspects’ family members are not speaking with the press. Those who know the now-defendants say they have a child together and have been in a relationship for several years. The older suspect used to work as a teacher at Temecula high school but it’s unclear if he is still employed in that role.
Representatives from the high school told PE.com he left their campus in 2009 but would not provide any additional details.
Jail records show he has been arrested multiple times in the past several months.